Due to its versatility, rare earth doped fiber amplifier (RDFA) has attracted a lot of researchers worldwide in recent years. Depends on different kinds of rare earth ion, RDFA can be categorized into neodymium doped fiber amplifier (NDFA), erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), thulium doped fiber amplifier (TDFA), and so forth. Among many kinds of RDFA, the ytterbium doped fiber amplifier (YDFA) has received even more interest, especially in high power application, mainly because of its broad gain bandwidth and high conversion efficiency which are due to its relatively simple electronic structure. The purpose of this research is to study the YDFA by developing a model and building a YDFA setup in free space configuration. The active fiber used in the setup is a few modes, polarization-maintaining double-cladding ytterbium-doped large mode area (LMA) fiber and the length is 1m. The pump used is a tunable 975nm laser diode and a 1064nm laser diode was used as the seed which has 630 ps pulse duration time and 9.59 kHz repetition rate. This setup produces 2.514W average power, corresponding to a pulse peak power of 423kW, with 15W absorbed pump power. The spectrum of the output power has also been investigated.
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Amezcua Correa, Rodrigo
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Optics and Photonics
Optics and Photonics
Optics and Photonics; Photonics
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Zhu, Weibin, "Picosecond Yb-Doped Fiber Amplifier" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5503.